MOTHERSHIP ‘High Strangeness’ Album Review & Stream, Live Photos from Saint Vitus Bar 4/19 Show

(By Taylor Waring, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

Mothership’s ‘High Strangeness’, released by the one-and-only Ripple Music, is a mighty third effort from the Dallas, Texas trio.  Oscillating between moments of pure fuzzy groove and heavy rock explosions, the album bolsters itself upon an onslaught of thick, rich riffs and layers.   Continue reading “MOTHERSHIP ‘High Strangeness’ Album Review & Stream, Live Photos from Saint Vitus Bar 4/19 Show”

Video Of DEAD CROSS’ Full Sacramento Set Streaming Via Capital Chaos TV


(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

Capitol Chaos TV has uploaded the entire concert from Dead Cross‘ August 29th set at Ace Of Spades in Sacramento, CA.  The band is in the middle of a successful début tour, albeit one rife with eventful occurrences.   Continue reading “Video Of DEAD CROSS’ Full Sacramento Set Streaming Via Capital Chaos TV”

Carnivore Returns As CARNIVORE A.D. With New Members; Tribute Show To Peter Steele Announced


(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

The classic New York crossover metal band Carnivore, who featured a pre-Type O Negative Peter Steele in their line up, are returning as Carnivore A.D.    Continue reading “Carnivore Returns As CARNIVORE A.D. With New Members; Tribute Show To Peter Steele Announced”

An Interview With BYZANTINE’s Chris ‘OJ’ Ojeda At ‘The Cicada Tree’ Metal Blade Records Release Show [Video]


(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

West Virginia’s Byzantine have always been one of the best, truly creative and progressive thrash metal bands in all music history.  Call that opinion if you want, but I will insist it is fact.  I feel the band’s own discography and history more than validates my statement, too.

Continue reading “An Interview With BYZANTINE’s Chris ‘OJ’ Ojeda At ‘The Cicada Tree’ Metal Blade Records Release Show [Video]”

GHOUL Unites With GWAR For Massive North American Fall Tour; US Bastards-Doyle-He Is Legend Support

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

The cretinous miscreants from Creepsylvania, Ghoul, will join with RVA’s shock mockers GWAR for a monstrous North American live assault this fall.    Continue reading “GHOUL Unites With GWAR For Massive North American Fall Tour; US Bastards-Doyle-He Is Legend Support”

GRAND ROYALE Get The Scoop With ‘Breaking News’ Full Stream

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

Sweden’s straight-up rock band Grand Royale have just released their studio album, “Breaking News“, as of August 25th.  The third full-length from the band overall is now available from The Sign Records.   Continue reading “GRAND ROYALE Get The Scoop With ‘Breaking News’ Full Stream”

WILDERNESS DREAM ‘Paralysis Rise’ Album Review & Stream

(By Brian Halsey, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

Have you ever gone to a show to see a band you love, but you get there a little too early and something crazy happens?     Continue reading “WILDERNESS DREAM ‘Paralysis Rise’ Album Review & Stream”

EPICENTER HEAVY MUSIC FEST – San Jose CA 9/16; High On Fire, Big Business, Mos Generator & More!

(By Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor, RiffRelevant.com)

Holy smokes, have you heard about the EPICENTER HEAVY MUSIC FESTIVAL? Oskar Blues and Heavy San José are bringing you this insane lineup to honor the Past, Present, and Future of Bay Area Heavy Underground Music.  Check this out… High on Fire, Mos Generator, with seven more bands in one beauty of a night!    Continue reading “EPICENTER HEAVY MUSIC FEST – San Jose CA 9/16; High On Fire, Big Business, Mos Generator & More!”

CIRITH UNGOL ‘King Of The Dead’ Album Review & Full Stream

(By David ‘Sunshine’ LaMay, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

In early July of 1984, the history book of heavy metal received an important addition, by way of now-cult metal legends Cirith Ungol, though few knew it (and obviously still don’t).   Continue reading “CIRITH UNGOL ‘King Of The Dead’ Album Review & Full Stream”

EMBER Reveal ‘271’ EP Details As RIFF RELEVANT In-Studio Recording Visual Series Nears


(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

One week ago today, we announced our upcoming project, the Riff Relevant Presents: Ember ‘271’ EP In-Studio Recording Visual Series.  It is our ambitious partnership with Birmingham’s Ember to join them in Ledbelly Sound Studio, as they record their new EP in early September.   Continue reading “EMBER Reveal ‘271’ EP Details As RIFF RELEVANT In-Studio Recording Visual Series Nears”

TESTAMENT’s ‘Low’ & ‘The Ritual’ Receiving U.S. Vinyl Release For First Time


(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

Metal Blade Records has announced that they will release the U.S.’ first-ever vinyl versions of two classic Testament albums.   Continue reading “TESTAMENT’s ‘Low’ & ‘The Ritual’ Receiving U.S. Vinyl Release For First Time”

HAMMERFALL Set Plans For 2018 N. American Tour; FLOTSAM & JETSAM To Support


(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

Swedish power metallers Hammerfall have revealed their plans for a 2018 North American touring trek.   Continue reading “HAMMERFALL Set Plans For 2018 N. American Tour; FLOTSAM & JETSAM To Support”

QUICKSAND Announce First New Album In 22 Years: ‘Interiors’ [Video Premiere + Tour Dates]

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

This past week, post-hardcore / alternative rock icons Quicksand announced that their first new album in 22 years, ‘Interiors’, would be out November 10th from Epitaph Records.   Continue reading “QUICKSAND Announce First New Album In 22 Years: ‘Interiors’ [Video Premiere + Tour Dates]”

KAL-EL Streaming ‘Astrodoomeda’ In Full Techni-Aural Sound


(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

Norwegian stoner rock overlords Kal-El are set to drop their third studio album, titled “Astrodoomeda“, tomorrow (Aug. 25th).  The Argonauta Records offered effort is an eight-song/47-minute excursion into some amazingly thorough head rock for damn sure, too. Continue reading “KAL-EL Streaming ‘Astrodoomeda’ In Full Techni-Aural Sound”

RED ELEVEN Share New Single ‘You’ve Been Warned’ Via Lyric Video


(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

Finnish metallic alternative rockers Red Eleven have just released a new single, “You’ve Been Warned“.   Continue reading “RED ELEVEN Share New Single ‘You’ve Been Warned’ Via Lyric Video”

TODAY IS THE DAY Stream Exclusive Track For Decibel Magazine Flexi-Series


(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

As the legendary noise rock / experimental metal band Today Is The Day currently work on their next studio recording, they are sharing this new gem.   Continue reading “TODAY IS THE DAY Stream Exclusive Track For Decibel Magazine Flexi-Series”

WATCHER’S GUARD S/T EP Review & Stream

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

From the far away locale of Glasgow, Scotland comes the three-song self-titled début from Watcher’s Guard.   Continue reading “WATCHER’S GUARD S/T EP Review & Stream”

‘Shattered, Flattered And Covered’: The Tribute To UNSANE Drops On 9/11; Video Trailer


(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

If ever a band existed that was comprised of pure sonic volatility and unapologetic angst, it would be Unsane.  The NYC-based trio will celebrate their 30th year of existence in 2018, what better time than now to acknowledge the band’s influence? Continue reading “‘Shattered, Flattered And Covered’: The Tribute To UNSANE Drops On 9/11; Video Trailer”

TURBOBOBCAT ‘Pentastar Rocket Ride’ EP Review, Stream & NYP Item

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

The fact that some bands can form, or get together, whatever, and put a release out within a year of that formation can usually go either one of two ways.   Continue reading “TURBOBOBCAT ‘Pentastar Rocket Ride’ EP Review, Stream & NYP Item”

THE HOWLING VOID Unveil ‘The Darkness At The Edge Of Dawn’ Art; Song Premiere

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.Com)

San Antonio, Texas based band The Howling Void are preparing to return with a new album, ‘The Darkness At The Edge Of Dawn’.   Continue reading “THE HOWLING VOID Unveil ‘The Darkness At The Edge Of Dawn’ Art; Song Premiere”